Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas -- John Derek

John Derek (1926–1998) was an American actor, director and photographer.  He is probably best known for his role in Rogues of Sherwood Forest.  I was always impressed with his riding skills, and he remained a horseman to the end.

Starring Santa Susana locations roles:

Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) - John Derek, Diana Lynn and George Macready (Corriganville) Columbia

Mask of the Avenger (1951) - John Derek, Anthony Quinn and Jody Lawrance (Iverson Ranch) Columbia

Ambush at Tomahawk Gap (1953) - John Hodiak, John Derek and David Brian (Corriganville) Columbia (photo courtesy of Bruce Hickey)

"Massacre at Sand Creek" TV movie (1956) - Everett Sloane, John Derek and Gene Evans (Corriganville) CBS

Fury at Showdown (1957) - John Derek, John Smith and Carolyn Craig (Iverson Ranch) United Artists

Starring Santa Susana television roles:

"Zane Grey Theater" (1956) TV Series
episode: Storm Over Eden (1961) as Chet Loring
episode: There Were Four (1957) as Andy Todd

"Frontier Circus" (1961) TV Series starring Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel

Supporting Santa Susana locations roles:

I'll be seeing you (1944) - Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple (Chatsworth) Dore Schary Prod.

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